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A Nutritionist’s Take On Is Popcorn Healthy?

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Now that we are all confined to our homes, there is this constant need to have snacks at home and popcorn would definitely be on that list. So according to nutritionist, Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD, how healthy is popcorn? This ultimately depends on three things: Consider, Type Of Corn Corn (even in its popped form) is a whole grain. Research suggests that whole grain intake is tied to a longer… Read More »A Nutritionist’s Take On Is Popcorn Healthy?

Diabetes Types, Myths and Facts

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Well can you believe it, November has arrived and with it Diabetes Awareness Month. Watch our video to learn more about the different types of diabetes and some myths and facts. Every week this month we will discuss another two myths and facts. Balanced Healing can assist you with a personalised lifestyle plan to treat your Diabetes. Contact Sr Bridget Spargo @ 083 653 7470 or Email: b@balancedhealing.co.za to book an appointment.

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Balanced Bites For Sugar & Insulin Balance

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Hi to you all, November is almost upon us and with that we acknowledge Diabetes Awareness Month. Our discussion this week is Balanced Bites For Sugar and insulin balance. Function of The Pancreas The main gland involved with sugar and insulin balance is the pancreas. The pancreas belongs to the endocrine and digestive systems—with most of its cells (more than 90%) working on the digestive side. However, the pancreas performs… Read More »Balanced Bites For Sugar & Insulin Balance

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Balanced Bites For Eye Health

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With summer upon us, and bright sunny days, it is important for us to take care of our eye health. Structure and Function of The Eye The structures and functions of the eyes are complex. Each eye constantly adjusts the amount of light it lets in, focuses on objects near and far, and produces continuous images that are instantly transmitted to the brain. Most people have eye problems at one time or… Read More »Balanced Bites For Eye Health

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Balanced Bites For Overactive Thyroid Health

Following on from last weeks post about hypo active thyroid, this week’s discussion is about hyperactive thyroid health. What is Hyperthyroidism? Hyperthyroidism is when your thyroid the butterfly-shaped gland at the bottom of your neck, just above your collarbone makes too much of a hormone called thyroxine. Your thyroid controls things like how fast your heart beats and how quickly you burn calories. It releases hormones to control your metabolism (all the things your body does to turn food… Read More »Balanced Bites For Overactive Thyroid Health